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Man on death row because in Texas, being black means you're dangerous?

Justice should be blind. It should be blind to race, income, class and other factors. However, in the case of Duane Buck, race played a major factor in his death sentence for capital murder. 888 more words


Manslaughter: Question of the death penalty and the emergence of alternative forms of punishment

Nathaniel Irish: prosecuted for the murder of Thomas Hill

Date: April 24th, 1723


On March 17th, 1723, a man by the name of Nathaniel Irish murdered Thomas Hill. 1,330 more words

18th Century Crime

Pirates of 18th Century England

Newgate: Piracy, 23rd May 1701

Captain John Kidd – Known as the “Wizard of the Seas,” who suffered for Piracy, at Execution Dock, 23rd of May, 1701. 1,138 more words

18th Century Crime

How to End an Unhappy Marriage: Poison

Newgate: Murder, 1700 — Mary Channel, famed for her wit and beauty, was forced to marry a man she detested and in attempts for independence poisoned him, resulting in his death. 1,030 more words

An Act of Vengeance against Innocence

Newgate: Murder, 22 August, 1700

Thomas Hunter, executed for the murder of two children in an act of vengeance.

On the 22nd of August 1700, Thomas Hunter was executed for killing two children of the Gordon family. 1,132 more words

Oklahoma attorney general seeks delay of 3 executions to train staff

OKLAHOMA CITY – Oklahoma’s attorney general is seeking to delay three upcoming executions, including two set for next month, saying the state needs more time to obtain drugs and train staff on new lethal injection protocols put in place after an execution went awry in April. 429 more words